What Sandy Left Behind

snowy mountains closeup

A hurricane in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is always a big event. When that hurricane lasts days, stretches for 500 miles, and hits a cold front, it makes history.

Hurricane (and later tropical storm) Sandy made her presence known Saturday October 27th as the first bands of clouds began to descend on […]

Snow in the Allegheny Range…in April

Last night it snowed on the mountains, and it’s a really pretty site…even though it is April 1! Not an April Fool’s joke, folks!

Snow Allegheny Range

Snow Allegheny Range

Snow Allegheny Range

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Moonset Over the Mountains

moonset over the alleghenies

The weather has been a bit crazy this week in the Shenandoah Valley. Sunday was frigid, Monday was balmy, and Tuesday and Wednesday were cold and windy. Finally Thursday and Friday gave us beautiful sunny days with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Friday ended with clouds, a […]

Foggy Day versus Sunny Day – Landscape Views

Folks think I’m exaggerating when I say the fog up here is crazy! We’re at about 1,300 feet, which isn’t Colorado high, but it’s Virginia high, and some days we’re literally walking in the clouds.

The below pictures compare a foggy day where you can barely see the neighbor (last Saturday) with a bright, sunny […]

First Real Snow in the Shenandoah Valley

We’ve had some little flurries, but Thursday’s snowfall is the first real snow of the season. I was out of town visiting family, but as I drove home today, I was once again thankful for our wonderful neighbor Alan. He apparently drove his tractor over the snow in the lane and our driveway to compact […]